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Mallards To Host Arthritis Foundation Charity Night On Aug. 7


The Madison Mallards and the Arthritis Foundation are teaming up and taking a stand to cure arthritis on Sunday, Aug. 7.

People who want to show support for those suffering from arthritis are invited come out and watch the Madison Mallards take on the Battle Creek Bombers at Warner Park. The game is set to start at 5:05 p.m.

Special stickers will be given out to everyone in attendance who suffers from one of over 100 forms of arthritis.

During the game, an announcement will be made for anyone with arthritis to stand up and be heard.

For more information about upcoming events and how to get involved, people are invited to come to the Arthritis Foundation's informational health booth, which will be located at the front of the park.


Man Charged In Fatal North Side Crash

A Madison man has been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in a crash on Madison's north side.

Edward Patrisio, 30, is charged in a four-car crash that occurred Friday night in the 1400 block of Packers Avenue.

Police said Patrisio was drunk as he was driving southbound on Packers Avenue and struck the vehicle in front of him. Patrisio's car ended up in the path of oncoming traffic, hitting two more vehicles, police said.

A passenger in Patrisio's car, Philip Onani, 31, died at the scene, police said.

Two others were taken to a hospital.

Bail for Patrisio was set at $10,000 Wednesday and he was ordered not to drive or consume alcohol.

He is back in court next Tuesday.

Man Charged In Deaths Of 2 Children

A Madison man has been charged in the deaths of his girlfriend’s two young sons.

According to court documents, David J. Hoem, 28, killed the boys after an altercation with their mother on July 4.

Hoem picked up 3-year-old Kemaury McArthur and 4-year-old Kevin McArthur from their father on July 5, saying he was taking them shopping, which was a regular occurrence, according to the criminal complaint.

Police said surveillance footage showed Hoem drive a car into a parking lot on Madison's north side, police said. The footage indicates Hoem leaves the car, alone, 30 minutes later. Nearly seven hours later, police located the car in that lot, with the boys dead inside, according to the complaint.

It said that Hoem never admitted to killing the children, rather said "The biblical figure, Daniel, had simply given the boys an embrace and that they (the boys) were still alive."

Man Arrested After Harassing Woman At Car Wash

Madison police said a woman got quite a scare Tuesday when an agitated man demanded money from her as she left a north side car wash.

The incident happened just before 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 3100 block of North Sherman Avenue.

Police said the woman was exiting the car wash with her children in the car when Phillip Stephens, 31, of Madison approached her. Police describe him as agitated and upset at the time.

According to police, the woman rolled her window down when he approached, and he demanded money from her, approaching her with closed fists. Police said the woman gave him some change she had before he ran away.

Police contacted Stephens and arrested him shortly after the incident on several charges, including robbery and bail jumping.

Police: Suspect Arrested After Robbery At Car Wash

Madison police said a suspect in a robbery at a car wash on the city's north side Tuesday has been arrested.

Police said Phillip C. Stephens, 31, of Madison, approached a woman's vehicle as she was exiting the car wash at the gas station at 3101 N. Sherman Ave.

Police said Stephens approached the woman's car window and she rolled it down. Police said Stephens demanded money from her and continued getting closer and closer to her with closed fists.

The 30-year-old woman ended up giving him some change that she had and Stephens then ran away, police said.

Madison police said Stephens was contacted and arrested nearby shortly after the incident. He was arrested on charges of robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.

City Drop Off Site To Relocate Temporarily Due To Construction

City Drop Off Site To Relocate Temporarily Due To Construction

The city of Madison Streets Division's drop off site at 1501 W. Badger Rd. will be closed starting Thursday,.July 28.

The site will be moved temporarily to the city's transfer station at 121 E. Olin Ave, officials said.

The offices at Badger Road will remain open during construction.

Madison Police Work To Curb Rash Of Attacks

Madison police are working to combat what are being called "point 'em out, knock 'em out" attacks, in which the crimes are apparently committed for entertainment.

Police said they are hoping a surge of enforcement will prompt the attackers to stop.

On June 10, three teens were arrested after a 24-year-old man was punched and robbed at 3 p.m. on West Badger Road, Madison police said.

One of the suspects told police they were playing "point 'em out, knock 'em out," according to officials.

Police said it appears the same thing happened Friday night when a 17-year-old Madison resident was knocked unconscious when he was punched in the face in the 300 block of Northlawn Avenue.

Police said the victim was just hanging out with a 17-year-old girl when 19-year-old Demetrius Harding approached.